A few days ago, I was speaking to a client who informed me that "the PATRIOT Act expired last week." She went on to tell me that as a result, she now felt her electronic communications were safe from warrantless government surveillance.
Privacy advocates were aghast in October when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 74 to 21, leaving intact portions of the law they say make it more amenable to surveillance than actual security.
The landlord of the apartment in which the San Bernardino shooters reportedly lived has apparently invited television-news stations into the couple's home.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual's complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filin
Most Americans are too busy to pay attention to the United Nations, let alone the actions of their own government.
In recent weeks, there has been a massive wave of religious and cultural intolerance directed towards Muslim people in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has voiced support for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.
Last week, the British Prime Minister told Parliament that he wants to "ensure that terrorists do not have a safe space in which to communicate."
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told Congress yesterday that, following the attacks on Paris, wiretapping laws should be expanded, The Washington Post reports.
IT'S NOT SURPRISING that in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks last Friday, US government officials would renew their assault on encryption and revive their efforts to force companies to install backdoors in secure products and encryption soft
LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. It was the first time we'd met in person; he first emailed me nearly two years earlier, and we eventually created an encrypted channel to journalists L
Agents posing as passengers were able to smuggle weapons and mock explosives through 67 out of 70 TSA checkpoints -- a failure rate of 95 percent.
A federal appeals court Tuesday eliminated a possible roadblock for the National Security Agency (NSA), delaying a judge's order to halt the agency's controversial data collection.
This might come as a surprise to California natives in their 20s and early 30s: The state owns your DNA.
Volkswagen's infamous emissions-test-subverting software lurked in cars for years before it was discovered by regulators. The company got away with it for so long, in part, because it's hard to actually tell what's going on within the embedded
The dark web represents private corners of the internet that are not accessed by google or regular web browsers where users can become anonymous and communicate without being tracked.
Microsoft has partnered with Consensys, a blockchain startup focused on Ethereum technology, The Wall Street Journal reports.
UK Police are asking the government for new surveillance powers to be able to view the internet search history of every single person in the country.
The largest tech companies in the world, from Google and Apple, to Reddit and Twitter, issued statements condemning the cyber-security bill called CISA, but to no avail.
In a decision that looks jaw-droppingly progressive from a technological standpoint, especially by government standards, the U.S. Copyright Office and the Librarian of Congress granted an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that give
Proposed legislation aims to protect net neutrality across the EU, but major loopholes threaten to undermine it
Should people stop freaking out about genetic privacy and let life-saving innovation happen?
The venture capitalist wants to extend human life expectancy, and he says fears over privacy and the security of DNA data shouldn't stand in the way.
Many of the world's top technology companies are against cybersecurity plans before US Senate on privacy grounds, according to a new poll
Apple Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer and the director of the National Security Agency squared off on Monday in a debate over how much access technology companies should afford U.S. intelligence agencies.
IN 2012, GOOGLE began notifying its users if it believed those people's accounts or computers were at risk of a state-sponsored attack. Three years later, Facebook has now followed suit, the latest in a string of security-conscious measures the soc
The New York Police Department is using super-secret X-ray vans and it is something the authorities want to keep tight-lipped.
Richard Stallman (Founder of GNU Project and Free Software Foundation) talks about network security issues - Rosa Koire (Exec Dir of the Post Sustainability Institute) on Agenda 21 issues and how 'they' violate our private property rights by...
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Brazilian privacy activist David Miranda and others have launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards.
Now an automotive security researcher is calling attention to yet another potential inroad to a car's sensitive digital guts: the auto dealerships that sell and maintain those systems.